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  • Wise Son Wise Son Feb 22, 2013 13:20 Flag

    Military Cross for 1st Black Footballer

    I forget, do you still pretend you're not racist?

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    • Why am i supposedly 'racist'? I was merely addressing the issue. I do not think someone should be awarded an honour because of the colour of their skin. Do you?

      Are you not the 'racist' brother?

      • 1 Reply to FABONGRASSS
      • You're racist because you keep saying racist things.

        It's pretty simple, really.

        And you're not "addressing" the issue, you're actually avoiding discussing any of the pertinent facts, other than his race. No one has suggested that he deserves anything for being "black" or for being "downtrodden". The article lays out a great case for recognising what he did, rather than just "the colour of his skin", but you pretend that only race matters.

        It certainly suggests that you think there's no reason a person of colour can be honoured, other than "because of the colour of their skin".

        So, no, I'm not racist, and I'm sure as f*ck not your brother.

    • Wise son seems as you are being the one being rascist I cannot see any reason for saying the powers that be overlooked his abilities because back then getting promoted to an officer from the ranks was a very rare honour back then, no matter what colour. There were many acts of valour in the first world war that were treated as everyday occurrences and far far too many that died. his exploits on the football field had no bearing on the battlefield and not a few returned their medals after the war as an demonstation of what they thought of the war

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      • You just can't stop being one, can you Alan.

      • Really? Exactly how am I being racist?

        "I cannot see any reason for saying the powers that be overlooked his abilities"

        So, when the researcher says, ‘It would have been very unusual, having joined the army in 1914, getting promoted as he did and surviving until 1918, for Tull not to be recommended for any military decoration...It would have been virtually unheard of if you had survived that long,’ you don't think he was treated unusually? You think that the reasons for his unusual treatment were somthing OTHER than his race?

        "his exploits on the football field had no bearing on the battlefield"

        Did anyone suggest it did?